Do you have any idea worth sharing to the world? The TED Africa Idea Search is an opportunity to do so!
Applications are open now for two new events in Africa: TEDLagos and TEDNairobi 2017 Idea Search.
Here are just a few speakers who were discovered during TED talent searches in Africa and around the world:
Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with the lions (Richard auditioned at our 2013 Nairobi talent search)
Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets (auditioned in Nairobi)
Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers (auditioned in London)
Dong Woo Jang: The art of bow-making (auditioned in Seoul; 2.1m views)
Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here’s how I chose peace (auditioned in New York, has 3.75m views and a TED Book)
Here’s how to enter the TED Africa Idea Search
Complete the entry form and make a 1-minute video. Your 1-minute video can and should be very simple: Just explain your idea in a few sentences, and give us a flavor of how you’d present it.
Would you like to get an email of tips for making a great audition video? Sign up here.
Applications will close on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at 6PM Lagos time/8PM Nairobi time.
TED encourages local applicants to choose only one event to apply to as it can’t pay for travel to either city. Also, applying to both events will not increase your chances of being selected to speak.
Get ready to share your idea with the world.